Category: e-judiciary, courts on cloud

DOES INDIA HAVE THE BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR E-COURTS? PART-I

for lawyers, as for the courts and the clients, the increase in videoconferencing for court purposes, the need for good upload speeds is also going to become critical… good internet will not be the only requirement. Good hardware and a good modem will be as critical in a consistent and smooth functioning of video-conferencing based courts. … The users must know about the “best fit” or should have easy access to technical advice at the time of purchasing equipment.

LAWYERS MUST BE READY TO DELIVER CONTACTLESS LEGAL SERVICES: BUILDING BLOCKS ALREADY EXIST

Lawyers have immersed themselves in simulation e-courts run by Atmabodh. One can easily ramp up to be able to argue in an E-court in 30 minutes. Judges have now had the experience of E-courts. All the processes required for complete e-court proceedings are in place. This includes e-filing, stamp reporting, cause list publication, display boards, hearings, case status, publishing judgments, etc. Atmabodh’s simulation sessions of E-court and it is now firmly established that with a single desktop a lawyer can very easily argue his case. Starter packs or shared facilities can be organised by Bar Councils. Today, with a near suspension of court proceedings, the time is ripe for onboarding lawyers to E-courts.

Domestic Violence In Lock-Down: Lawyers can make a difference by embracing E-courts

“Domestic abuse cases rise as COVID-19 lockdown turns into captivity for many women”… women and their children could find it even harder to access safety and specialist support. … At least some cases relating to domestic violence or matrimonial matters may be easy to be concluded by e-hearings…Atmabodh has started onboarding lawyers in its network to argue in simulated court proceedings… Law in action is an equalising factor in such situations… lawyers must also embrace technology and offer hope to the weaker and make a positive difference in the society under stressful and unprecedented time.

FOR HOW LONG Can we afford to keep grievances of people in deep freezer?

cops beating up labourers… promised food packets not reaching the needy… procurement of faulty diagnostic kits and thermometers… Can we afford to keep these grievances of people in deep freezer? … With a good part of the economy still running and being bound to run, justice cannot be pushed to the backstage… Not many seem to be visibly worried about the plight of the litigants, for whom they exist as a professional.